Various - "Fabric 67" (continuous DJ mix by Zip) - (1:13:00) 124 BPM
Review: It would be a mistake to assume that Perlon founder Zip aka Thomas Franzmann's sets consist solely of material from his label, but it would be an even graver error to think that the German DJ specialises in hamster fart-sounding minimal house. Instead, while this mix does put a focus on the weird and tripped out, it also delivers a wide range of house and techno. From the jacking groove of Nail's "Till The Feelings Gone", to the woozy jazz of G Marcell and Jovonn's tracks and the glorious, abstract techno from Terrence Dixon and Kenny Larkin, this as sublime, groovy and downright out there as dance music gets.
The Revenge - "Incredible Shellsuit" - (5:40) 125 BPM
Ole Biege & Ronte Monte Mo - "Marinade" - (7:35) 123 BPM
Kasper Bjorke - "Apart" (feat Sosa Ey - Michael Mayer remix) - (8:36) 124 BPM
HVOB - "Lion" (Stimming remix) - (5:54) 124 BPM
Various - "Songs For Clubs 3" (continuous DJ mix by Zoo Brazil) - (1:01:38) 124 BPM
Review: It's been 16 months since the release of the second installment of John 'Zoo Brazil' Anderson's Songs For Clubs series. This third volume is, then, long overdue. As with its' predecessors, Songs For Clubs 3 lives up to its name, with Anderson picking out (and mixing, on the included bonus DJ mix) an atmospheric blend of tracks from across the deep house, tech-house and minimal-influenced techno spectrum. The tracklist is certainly strong, with contributions from Tiefschwarz, Michael Mayer, The Revenge (the brilliant "Incredible Shellsuit"), Romanthony and Matthew Styles, whose thrilling "Dominion" is probably the collection's standout moment. That said, Copyright's big room deep house banger "Submarine" certainly pushes it close.